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Diethylhexyl Butamido Triazone

Also-called-like-this: Iscotrizinol, Uvasorb HEB
What-it-does: sunscreen


A chemical sunscreen agent that's very oil soluble and requires relatively low concentrations to achieve high SPF values (it gives an SPF 12.5 at the max allowed concentration of 10%). It protects in the UVB and UVA II range (but not in UVA I) with a peak protection at 310 nm. It's particularly suitable for water-repellent and water-resistant formulations.

Regarding photostability, Diethylhexyl Butamido Triazone is super photostable. It looses 10% of its SPF protection abilities only in 25 (!!) hours when 2 hours counts already as "photostable" in the world of chemical sunscreens.

Btw, it is not a FDA-approved sunscreen agent, so you will not find it in sunscreens coming from the US. It's allowed up to 10% in Europe and up to 5% in Japan.

Show me some proof

  • Pharmazie 62: 449–452 (2007), Study of the efficacy of 18 sun filters authorized in European Union tested in vitro
  • Couteau, Céline, et al. "Study of the photostability of 18 sunscreens in creams by measuring the SPF in vitro." Journal of pharmaceutical and biomedical analysis 44.1 (2007): 270-273.

Products with Diethylhexyl Butamido Triazone

Eternal Secret Spf 50+ Facial Cream Avene Sunsimed Matas Ansigtssolcreme Spf 30 Ultrasun Ultrasun Sports Gel Spf50 Heliocare 360° Color Cushion-Beige Heliocare Color Gelcream Light Spf50 Matas Natur Ansigtssolcreme Spf30 Zwitsal Sun 0% Parfum SPF50+ Zonnestick Derma Sollotion Spf 30 A-Derma Protect Ac - Spf 50+ A-Derma Protect Ad Cream Spf50+ A-Derma Protect Cream - Spf 50+ Avene B-Protect Spf 50+ Avene High Protection Lotion Spf 50+ Avene High Protection Spray Spf 30 Avene Sport Fluid Spf50+ (EU) Avene Sun Care Very High Protection B-Protect Spf50+ Ducray Melascreen Uv Light Cream Spf 50+ Rudolph Care Kids Sun Lotion Spf 50 seesee Gel Facial Solar Invisible SPF 50 Abbott Abbott Face Guard Silicone Sunscreen Gel - Spf 30 Pa+++ Avene Spf 50+ Tinted Cream Avene Suncare Cream Spf 50 Avene Very High Protection Anti Aging Suncare Spf 50 Avene Very High Protection Cleanance Spf50 Avene Very High Protection Emulsion Spf 50+ Cien Gel Facial Invisible Rudolph Care Kids Sun Lotion Spf 30 Travelsize Rudolph Sun Sun Face Cream Spf 50 SUNDANCE Kids Sensitiv Sonnenmilch Lsf 50+ Avene Very High Protection Cleanance Spf50+ Avene Very High Protection Fluid Spf50+ Boots Soltan Sensitive Face Protect Suncare Cream Spf50+ Soltan Kids Stick Spf50+ 25G La Roche-Posay Anthelios Dermo-Kids Pedriatrics Lotion Spf50+ SUNDANCE Anti Pollution Sonnenfluid Vichy Ideal Soleil Velvety Cream Spf 50+ Skin Perfecting Action Heliocare 360° Gel Oil-Free Spf 50 Kruidvat Solait Spf 50 Hema Sensitive Day Cream Spf15 La Roche-Posay Anthelios Dermo-Pediatrics Spf 50+ Baby Sunmilk No7 SPF30 Anti-Ageing Shimmering Lip & Eye Screen Garnier Ambre Solaire Sensitive Advanced Sebamed Sebamed Sun Care Multi Protect Sun Cream Spf 50+ Very High La Roche-Posay Anthelios Pigmentation Tinted Cream Spf50+ No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Day Cream Spf15 Solait Spf50 Anti-Ageing Sensitive Face Lotion Boots Laboratories Optiva Comforting Day Cream No7 Men Energising Face, Beard & Stubble Moisturiser Solait Spf30 Anti-Ageing Sensitive Face Lotion